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CJ E&M makes official statement about 'Drinking Alone' producer's suicide

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CJ E&M made an official statement concerning the suicide of Producer Lee, who worked on tvN's 'Drinking Alone'.

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Producer Lee's family is currently preparing a legal suit against the company for allegedly harsh work hours and negative treatment from other staff members. Producer Lee joined the production as an assistant producer in January of 2016, and his sudden death after not even a year into working at the company is raising questions.

On April 18, CJ E&M stated, "We'd like to express our deep sadness about Mr. Lee. We also express our sincere condolences for the suffering of the family. The company and our employees will take active part in investigations by the police and authorities, and we'll take responsibility for the results of the investigation. We're also preparing measures for the problems indicated. We once again express our condolences to the bereaved family members."

Stay tuned for updates on the case.
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    SuperFly_Snuka 7 days ago

    Or you could just quit??

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    kddicted 8 days ago

    sigh ):

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    Rafaela_Rafa 8 days ago

    Burnout syndrome is terrible. When you work non stop have NO conditions and you are not appreciated this happens. There is no true justice nothing will take his pain away nothing will bring him back. Another death to break our hearts

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    JustMeAnu24 Rafaela_Rafa 8 days ago

    last article said that his coworkers gave him a hard time because he went to Seoul U (the best uni in korea) pretty sad

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    Annggeell JustMeAnu24 8 days ago

    SK really need to do something about bullying ...

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    flamboyant_pants 8 days ago

    I really enjoyed the "Drinking Alone" Drama. There's nothing BIG about it's story that makes it stand out, however, there's lots of little things that they constantly did well (and differently than other dramas) that made me enjoy the show more than I thought it would. My condolences to the friends of family.

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    starempress 8 days ago

    This incident really reminds me of a line from KBS drama "Beautiful Mind"--"Someone who can drink alone has nothing to fear because that person has figured out the secret to life. They've figured out that you are alone in this world and that life is bitter." Oddly suited but I hope that justice does shine through for the families during these times.

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    mypcy 8 days ago

    "Drinking "Alone" Wow, the irony. Poor guy, RIP.

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    Longans_badghost 9 days ago

    CJ E&M is a thug monopoly entertainment conglomerate. They have the power to manipulate the media and it’s contents. You think actors, PDs and directors have it really easy and glamorous? Wrong, they work in terrible conditions, but y’all never see that

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    LittleSukie 9 days ago

    I can imagine the pressure. Poor man. RIP

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    SahanaE 9 days ago

    I hate the extreme hierarchical system that exists in Korean. There is this illusion that your seniors will take care of you when in reality a lot of them use their seniority status to abuse their juniors. It sucks that they're just suppose to take it because that's part of the everyday work culture in  Korea.

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    Annggeell SahanaE 8 days ago

    Even though there are seniors who care, the truth is that most of them will let u die and sink in the Sewol ferry just to save their trashy asses. That's unacceptable!

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    krell 9 days ago

    CJ E&M Agency is the same one that does the PRODUCE 101 TV Show.

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    krell 9 days ago

    CJ E&M *owns* the MNET TV Channel.

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